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CLEMENS GADENSTÄTTER: AMERICAN IMMERSION
THURSDAY, MAY 28 2015, 08:00 PM
The ACFNY is proud to be teaming up with the Talea Ensemble to present the third installment of their annual American Immersion series, this year featuring Austrian composer Clemens Gadenstätter. In this culminating concert concluding his residency, Talea Ensemble will perform the world premier of a work commissioned by the ACFNY specifically for this occasion, as well as U.S. premiers of Gadenstätter’s large ensemble pieces.
Clemens Gadenstätter, composer
James Baker, conductor
Clemens Gadenstätter: New Work (2015) *World Premiere
Clemens Gadenstätter: les cris des lumières (2014) *US Premiere
Clemens Gadenstätter: Semantical Investigations II (2008) *US Premiere
Clemens Gadenstätter’s work revolves around the semantic aspects of sounds. Born in Zell am See, Austria in 1966, he studied composition with Erich Urbanner and Helmut Lachenmann and flute at the Music University in Vienna.
Gadenstätter has composed commissioned pieces for the Musikbiennale Berlin, the Südwestrundfunk Baden-Baden, Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart, Konzerthaus Berlin, Musik der Jahrhunderte – Stuttgart, Wien Modern, Austrian National Broadcaster ORF, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Recherche, the Salzburger Festival, and Ensemble Modern among others. He has collaborated with a host of orchestras such as RSO – Wien, SWR Orchestra Freiburg and Baden Baden, Hilversum Kamerorkest, RSB Berlin, Philharmonie de Luxemburg; Ensembles such as Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, ASAMISIMASA – Oslo, L'Instant Donné Paris, Ensemble Recherche, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Ensemble Ascolta Stuttgart and many more.
His interest lies not only in the sounds of new music, but more generally, all sounds that shape the human hearing experience: noises from everyday life, entertainment, music, and even sounds from advertisement or movies.
The New York-based new music group Talea Ensemble is committed to promoting new, groundbreaking music through innovative programming thereby communicating the distinctive voices of composers that deserve to be heard. By developing an interactive relationship between the composers, performers, and audience, the Talea Ensemble builds an environment of reciprocal inspiration that sparks the imagination of all.
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